Eva Hesse, Volume 2

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Walther König, Apr 29, 2004 - Art - 240 pages
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Eva Hesse is best known for the ethereal sculptures she created out of latex and fiberglass, a body of work that shows affinities with the concerns of Minimalism but cannot be easily characterized under any particular art movement. The majority of publications about her too-brief oeuvre have focused almost exclusively on the sculptures she produced after 1965. This slipcased, two-volume edition offers the first pronounced consideration of the transformative time prior to that year. Volume I documents Hesse's production from 1962 to 1966 through reproductions of drawings, collages, sculptures, and plastic reliefs. Volume II presents, for the first time ever, her notebooks from 1964 and 1965, a watershed year in her artistic practice. This primary material is reproduced in its original English (alongside German translations).

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Sabine Folie 4 Sich schreiben Eva Hesses Kalendernotizen in Kettwig 196465
Writing oneself Eva Hesses Kettwig Datebooks of 196465
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Eva Hesse was born in 1936 in Hamburg; her family soon fled the Nazis for New York. She began exhibiting in group shows in 1961 and made her first three-dimensional object for a Happening in 1962. Hesse had her first solo show, of drawings, the following year at the Allan Stone Gallery, New York. After a year spent in Germany and a first solo show there, of sculpture, she returned to New York, where her work gained notable recognition. In 1969, she was diagnosed with a brain tumor, and after three operations within a year, she died on May 29, 1970. A retrospective of her work was held in 2002-03 at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Museum Wiesbaden, and the Tate Modern.

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